I've heard it over and over again:
When you have a good week, your meeting needs you. When you have a bad week, you need your meeting.
Well, ain't that the truth.
I usually weigh myself the day before, the morning of, and when I get home from my meeting. Then I avoid the scale for the rest of the week. Why? I have no idea.
I was reading a friend's blog, Bikini Countdown, and she talked about how she would avoid the scale and tracking all week until the day before her weigh in. Then she'd avoid eating all day just so she could weigh in at the same or similar weight as the week before.
I wish I could say that I've never done this, but I have. I have woken up on a Monday morning after a really bad weekend and panicked about my Tuesday evening weight in, then I avoid food all day only to completely over indulge on Monday evening. Or I avoid food all day on Monday only to over indulge on Tuesday, just hours before my weigh in.
None of this is realistic or good behavior!
How about the Tuesday afternoons that I used to realize that I'd had a bad week or bad weekend, so I was just going to skip my meeting? That happened a few times also! The best thing that happened to me that changed this behavior was that my mom joined Weight Watchers with me last fall. Since that time, we talk every Monday about meeting at our meeting the next day, and we have dinner after our meeting and talk about our week together.
I have to say, this has really helped us as Weight Watchers, and as a mother-daughter duo. We're already close, but I'm so proud and happy that she's chosen to join me on this journey (again!).
So now, I can't skip meetings anymore. Today, I take the bad with the good. From here on out, I weigh in weekly even if I know I face a + sign on that tracker. It isn't about losing every week, after all. It is all about changing my lifestyle in the long journey that I hope will be my life.
I'm leaving you with another Zig Ziglar quote, one that happens to be very pertinent to this particular weight lost battle.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.